WOODLAND, Calif. — A dramatic standoff between the Woodland police and a wanted man ended with the successful arrest of 39-year-old Jeffrey Card. After fleeing from officers, Card spent hours evading law enforcement by moving across the rooftops of several houses along Marin Place, causing concern and disruption in the neighborhood.
Police had attempted to pull over Card to make the arrest, but he managed to escape and climbed on top of a house. It was later revealed that Card had a warrant for his arrest related to assault with a deadly weapon. Additionally, two firearms and handgun ammunition were found near his vehicle, indicating a potentially dangerous situation for the officers and the public. Police stated that Card was experiencing emotional distress and had made threats to harm himself, further complicating the situation.
During the standoff, family and friends of Card arrived at the scene, attempting to convince him to surrender peacefully. One of Card’s friends, Veronica Flores, expressed her concern and highlighted the need for understanding and support during difficult times for individuals. The situation intensified as Card, shirtless and visibly agitated, paced back and forth on the roof before moving to adjacent houses.
As the standoff continued, officers deployed tactics to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution. At one point, a gas canister was thrown onto the roof where Card was located, and he was later fired upon by at least one officer. Fortunately, Card was ultimately taken into custody without further incident.
Following his arrest, Card was booked into the Yolo County Jail and will face a range of charges, including resisting/delaying officers, evading arrest, possession of firearms as a prohibited person, possession of a stolen vehicle, and the initial assault warrant. The nearby Rhoda Maxwell Elementary school was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure, adding another layer of complexity to the situation.
This incident serves as a reminder of the challenges that law enforcement officers face in handling individuals in crisis, as well as the impact of such events on the surrounding community. It also underscores the importance of mental health support and crisis intervention in potentially volatile situations. As the community recovers from this alarming event, it is crucial for individuals to seek assistance if they or someone they know is struggling, with resources such as the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline readily available for support.